Some recent popular science articles that I've found very interesting. The first is from The Atlantic Monthly, titled "Homeland Insecurity." It's about how the security technologies we think we can rely on to keep us safe and secure aren't as foolproof as we'd like, both because of how we use them and the limitations of the technology. It's a very interesting discussion of cryptography and biometrics. The second is from Salon, and it's about the recent controversy within the physics community about Jan Hendrik Schön's apparent fraudulent research reports. This is the best summary I've seen of the issue.